Kidder County

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Kidder County, North Dakota

120 E Broadway Kidder County Courthouse
Steele, ND 58482
Phone: (701) 475-2632
Fax: (701) 475-2202

In central ND, east of Bismarck; organized Jan 4, 1873 (prior to statehood) from Buffalo County, which was discontinued. Name Origin: For Jefferson Parrish Kidder (1815-83), VT legislator and lieutenant governor, MN legislator (1863-64), and associate justice of the Dakota territorial supreme court (1865-76; 1879-83)

Area (sq mi):: 1433.21 (land 1350.79; water 82.42) Population per square mile: 1.80
Population 2005: 2,481 State rank: 42 Population change: 2000-20005 -9.90%; 1990-2000 -17.40% Population 2000: 2,753 (White 98.90%; Black or African American 0.20%; Hispanic or Latino 0.60%; Asian 0.10%; Other 0.20%). Foreign born: 0.90%. Median age: 44.50
Income 2000: per capita $14,270; median household $25,389; Population below poverty level: 19.80% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $21,598-$24,124
Unemployment (2004): 5.90% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.60% Median travel time to work: 22.70 minutes Working outside county of residence: 17.20%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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